Let’s take a look at Pong’s Radiation Protection Case, which claims to protect not only your phone but your health as well.
Product: Radiation Protection Case (Sleek)
Price: $49.99; other models range from $39.99 to $59.99
Compatibility: iPhone 6/6s; though any model from iPhone 4 on up is covered
Colors: Black or White; other colors available in other models
Date: Nov. 24, 2015
I am not a scientific expert, and I cannot comment on radiation, its effects, or how well this case may or may not reduce it. Here are Pong’s claims:
- Up to 50 percent of a cell phone signal can be absorbed by the head and body. Your device emits a signal all the time, even while on standby.
- Each Pong case has a micro-thin, internal antenna, which pairs automatically with the antenna of your mobile device. When paired, the Pong case redirects cellphone radiation away from your head and body.
- Pong cases are tested in the same independent labs that verify conformance of wireless devices to requirements of the US (FCC), European (CE), Canadian (CA) and Australian (ACA) governments.
- A Pong iPhone 6s case lowers your radiation exposure by up to 67 percent below a bare phone – or up to 89 percent below the SAR limit set by the FCC.
You can read more about Pong’s technology here. I can only share with you what I see, feel, and experience with this case, so here are my observations.
Given its scientific purpose, I was surprised at how current and attractive this case is. The diamond pattern on the back is quite pleasing to the eye. Since the pattern is cut into the case, it has an unusual feel to it as well. It looks and feels like a nice quality case. It’s a hard plastic that feels smooth to the touch. Once the case is on, it’s hard to take off, since it has so little flexibility. It’s not particularly bulky but feels quite solid and protective.
It has big cut-outs for all of the buttons and ports as opposed to tiny, precision ones. This may be a disadvantage for some users though it doesn’t bother me. There is a bit of a lip that goes over the edge of the screen so you can set your phone face down without worrying about scratching the screen.
I have been using this case for a couple of weeks now, and since I am a bit of a klutz, I’ve managed to drop my phone during that time. I only actually remember dropping it once onto asphalt from about waist height, though it is possible I dropped it twice. You can see cosmetic damage to the case in two different places and even my glass screen protector in the above photos, but my iPhone itself survived the drops without damage.
Whether or not Pong’s case reduces radiation, it’s a solid, attractive case. It protected my iPhone when I dropped it. You can buy a Pong case for any iPhone from the iPhone 4 up to the current models in various colors and styles here, ranging in price from $39.99 to $59.99. Right now, they are running a Black Friday special; use code BFSAVE25 to save 25 percent and get free ground shipping in the US.